This fella decided to perch on a string of lights today
the window above my kitchen sink...
he perched there for a long time....
returned and stayed a while longer
off and on
I decided that he liked his reflection in the glass.
He was less than 5 inches from the window and I watched his beak open and close, open and close as I stood directly in front of him
at the sink.
...and because I know some of you enjoy my
misadventures I will relate my latest.
The front yard was in dire need of a cleanup
so yesterday I did just that, blowing an enormous pile of debris up and toward the garage door to be bagged.
Not wanting to blow it into the garage,
I hit the coded box and lowered the door.
Now that seems reasonable enough,
but what you should know is that I have been having trouble with the code box for some time, and lately it has been working
about 5% of the time.
the other 95% of the time was the hundreds of times
I kept pounding
those buttons to no avail.
Yep 104 degree heat and I am locked out.
I failed to unlock any of the other doors
into the house.
Do I have an extra emergency key?
yep, hidden INSIDE the garage..
phone, yep, took one INTO the garage..
Go to a neighbor and call a friend, the one
who has another spare key?
She has an unlisted number and I don't know it.
it is programmed into the phone..
INSIDE the garage.
90 minutes pass
hit the four digit code
Meanwhile I kept working
in between retreating to the shade of the backyard,
and smacking my forehead..
Now here is where my kids would do an eye roll
Said a very fervent prayer to St Anthony....
tried twice more
and she rolled up easy peasy.
The best gifts come in small packages.
an open door
not yet sixty
356 more days to go
but I am getting myself into more
misadventures than I'd like.
gives me somethin' to write about.